Roma were able to manage a goalless draw with Inter Milan recently and manager Paulo Fonseca went on to praise his team’s courage. Giallorossi were forced to come in with an alternate line-up as a result of injuries to key players. Edin Dzeko was suffering from flu while Pau Lopez had suffered a muscular injury prior to the game. As a result, Nicolo Zaniolo was used as a false number nine. Antonio Mirante was extremely crucial in goal as he made a couple of important saves to keep out Matias Vecino and Romelu Lukaku.
Fonseca claimed after the game that Roma’s opportunities to win the game were spoiled as a result of some poor options in the final third. Even then, he was happy with the courage and display shown by his team. Roma have not been a consistent outfit this season, as they have already dropped multiple points in the first 15 matches. The team has failed to win seven out of the 15 league matches so far this season. As a result, they are nine points behind leaders Inter Milan after this weekend’s results. The club are facing a stiff fight from Cagliari and Atalanta for the fourth position.
Still, it was a positive for the team to register a clean sheet against Inter Milan, who have been one of the top scoring team so far.“We got our choices wrong in the final third, but it was still a good game. Our intention was to play and hold the ball, I feel we did that and at times were in total control of the match.The team improved a great deal in all areas, but we do need to work still on the final attacking movements. That is the area where we really have to do better,” said the Roma coach.